Madonna, Foo Fighters and Duran Duran all confirmed for Live Earth
The artists who will play the London leg of the worldwide set of concerts to raise awareness about climate change, have today been confirmed.
Newly reformed prog rock trio Genesis will play at the new Wembley Stadium on June 7, alongside US superstar Madonna and Foo Fighters.
The concerts that will happen across a 24 hour period across the world, one on each continent, have been organised by former US Vice President and environmental campaigner Al Gore.
As previously reported, Duran Duran, James Blunt, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Keane and Razorlight will also be performing at the London concert.
The diverse 17 acts confirmed so far also includes New York veteran hip hop group The Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, songwriters Damien Rice and David Gray and R&B pianist John Legend.
Tickets for the event will cost £55, and tickets are to be allocated by a ballot.
Fans will be able to register their interest online for 72 hours from 1200 BST this Friday (April 13).
Tickets are to be limited to two per applicant and will be available to buy from April 18.
This is to prevent what the organisers call “ticket misuse” – in s a similar vein to how tickets were alloacted for this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Other concerts take place on the same day in Antarctica, Sydney, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. A venue is still to be found in the US after a block on the show happening in Washington D.C.
The concerts aim to set a benchmark “green example” for other music events using new measures for eco-friendly electricity, sustainable lighting and carbon-neutral travel for people accessing the events.
All profits will go to organisations including the Alliance for Climate Protection, the Climate Group and Stop Climate Chaos.